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Polyunsure After Polysecure 

Presenter: Brittany Trexler, LPC, LCPC

Homestudy (available soon)

2 CEs

 Abstract

If your clients are like mine, you’ve heard them say something like “I read Polysecure but I don’t really know what to do next!” Fern’s book digging into how attachment theory can be applied to polyamory has been embraced strongly by the poly community but as therapists how do we help take the insights clients have gained from their reading and move them further in their personal journeys? Polysecure (2020) and Polywise (2023)  both tackle difficult and common issues of communication, building security, navigating jealousy, transitioning into polyamory and more but as therapists we have the tough job of helping clients take all these insights and turn them into new practices or thought patterns. This session will cover next steps and considerations for therapists looking to dig into attachment work, utilize the HEARTS model presented in the book, help clients create security in relationships, and challenge toxic monogamy with their polyamorous clients. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  1. Help clients apply concepts of attachment theory to their personal therapy journeys. 
  2. Use the HEARTS model to help clients apply these principles through in session and at home exercises 
  3. Support clients in navigating CNM dynamics like NRE, transitioning out of a relationships or breaking hierarchies

About the Presenter

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Brittany Trexler, LPC, LCPC is a lover of board games, competitive pole dancer, former professional ballroom dancer, and all around goofball. As a bi, polyam, neurodivergent person, she is incredibly passionate about education for queer communities and polyamorous acceptance. She counts herself lucky to have found some truly incredible humans to call her partners, and believes our experiences connecting with others is what makes life both meaningful and just plain fun.

Brittany holds a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and is working towards a PhD in Sex Therapy at Widener University. Her dissertation looks at identity development for people who sit at the intersection of kink and polyamory.  She has worked in a variety of therapeutic settings from outpatient to prisons and highly values both humor and healing. She hopes to provide polyamorous and kink education for therapists across the nation and help shape an informed, affirmative new generation of therapists. 


$39 for licensed clinicians

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$29 for pre-licensed (Use Coupon Code at checkout: SecurePL)

This course is included in the annual and lifetime memberships.

Annual Membership

Lifetime Membership


Completion Requirements

Live Event
  • To get CE credit for the live event, you need to be present for the entire course.
  • You will be asked to sign in and out in the chat box in order to track attendance during breaks.
  • We will email you your certificate of attendance within 48 hours of the course.
  • This presentation will be recorded and available as a homestudy approximately two weeks after the live event.
  • Your active participation will contribute and enhance the learning of participants that complete the recorded homestudy version.
Home Study
  • You will need to take the post-test with at least a 80% score in order to receive your certificate for a home study course.

Additional Information

Instruction Level

This course is meant for an intermediate audience.

Who should Attend

Psychologists, counselors, and marriage and family therapists and social workers.

Format

Live, virtual presentation with the opportunity for interaction with the presenter. This course will be available as a recorded homestudy approximately two weeks after the event.

Financial Support

The Affirmative Couch pays course presenters for their teaching. There is no other financial support for this course.

Conflict of Interest

There is no reported conflict of interest or outside commercial support for this course.

Contact Information

For any inquiries related to subject matter, problem resolution, corrections, grievances, or anything else, please contact us.

Accommodations

The Affirmative Couch will work to accommodate reasonable accommodations requests. Requests can be emailed with “accommodation request” in the subject line. Requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


Continuing Education Approvals

APA ApprovedThe Affirmative Couch, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Affirmative Couch, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

$39 for licensed clinicians

Buy Now

$35 for licensed in non-profit organization (Use coupon code at checkout: SecureNP)

$29 for pre-licensed (Use Coupon Code at checkout: SecurePL)

This course is included in the annual and lifetime memberships.

Annual Membership

Lifetime Membership

$39.00

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